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Green energy takes hold in unlikely places with Ford project

Sep. 28, 2021 11:00 AM EDT

GLENDALE, Ky. (AP) — When Ford revealed plans to ramp up its commitment to the fledgling electric vehicle sector, the automaker chose to create thousands of jobs and pump billions in investments into two states where Republican leaders have vilified the push for green energy and defended...

Toyota banks on mobility technology for future growth

Sep. 28, 2021 10:24 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — Japanese automaker Toyota is revving up acquisitions in mobility technology, adding Renovo Motors Inc., a Silicon Valley software developer, to its Woven Planet team, which is working on automated driving. The addition, announced Tuesday, follows the...

Ford to add 10,800 jobs making electric vehicles, batteries

Sep. 27, 2021 19:49 PM EDT

GLENDALE, Ky. (AP) — Ford and a partner company say they plan to build three major electric-vehicle battery factories and an auto assembly plant by 2025 — a dramatic investment in the future of EV technology that will create an estimated 10,800 jobs and shift the automaker's future...

Ford and partner company to build new battery, electric vehicle plants, add 10,800 jobs starting in 2025

Sep. 27, 2021 19:38 PM EDT
GLENDALE, Ky. (AP) — Ford and partner company to build new battery, electric vehicle plants, add 10,800 jobs starting in 2025.

4th generation takes over South Carolina car dealership

Sep. 27, 2021 00:05 AM EDT

ORANGEBURG, S.C. (AP) — The Fairey family name and cars are synonymous. Fairey Chevrolet Cadillac had its beginning near the birth of the American automotive industry and now, almost 100 years later, the Orangeburg dealership is embarking on the next step in a historic...

Mercedes-Benz joins European EV battery joint venture

Sep. 24, 2021 14:38 PM EDT

Luxury automaker Mercedes-Benz is teaming up with Stellantis and TotalEnergies in a European electric vehicle battery joint venture, Automotive Cells Co. Each will hold a one-third stake in the venture, which will have an investment of more than 7 billion euros ($8.2...

EU legal advisor: Diesel software faces strict limits

Sep. 24, 2021 13:35 PM EDT

BRUSSELS (AP) — A top European Union legal adviser said Thursday that software installed in Volkswagen cars to alter the amount of pollutants coming out of their exhaust pipes in hot or cold weather and at high altitude doesn't conform to the 27-nation bloc’s laws laws unless it prevents...

GM invests $300M in China's self-driving car company Momenta

Sep. 23, 2021 11:58 AM EDT

General Motors is investing $300 million in China's self-driving car company Momenta. GM said Thursday that the investment will speed up the development of next-generation self-driving technologies in China. The move is also part of a plan GM announced three months ago to...

Ford invests in electric vehicle battery recycling company

Sep. 22, 2021 08:38 AM EDT

DEARBORN, Mich. (AP) — Ford Motor Co. is investing $50 million in an upstart electric vehicle battery recycling company as the automaker moves to shore up its U.S. battery supply chain. The Dearborn, Michigan, automaker will invest in Redwood Materials, a Nevada-based...

Michigan plans 1st U.S. charging road for electric vehicles

Sep. 21, 2021 15:37 PM EDT

PONTIAC, Mich. (AP) — Plans are underway for Michigan to construct a first in the nation segment of road that will charge electric vehicles while they’re driving, Gov. Gretchen Whitmer announced Tuesday at the Motor Bella auto show in Pontiac. Michigan's Department of...